The City Council delayed taking a vote Tuesday on a plan to speed up the process for creating neighborhood conservation overlay districts (NCOD), which are seen as a way to regulate teardowns, or the practice of replacing older homes with larger ones.
Changes to the NCOD process have been under discussion for months, and several council members said Tuesday that it's high time the city moved forward. But Councilmen Thomas Crowder and Russ Stephenson wanted to take a closer look at the proposal before voting on it, and thus it will be at least another two weeks before the council takes it up. The proposal will be discussed at the council's Comprehensive Planning Committee meeting next week.
Overlay districts set standards for new construction.Neighborhoods typically request the overlay district and more than 50 percent of property owners must sign on.